Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jane Wyman ...  Angela Channing 228 episodes, 1981-1990
Lorenzo Lamas ...  Lance Cumson 228 episodes, 1981-1990
Chao Li Chi ...  Chao-Li Chi / ... 213 episodes, 1981-1990
David Selby ...  Richard Channing 209 episodes, 1982-1990
Susan Sullivan ...  Maggie Gioberti / ... 207 episodes, 1981-1989
Margaret Ladd ...  Emma Channing 193 episodes, 1981-1989
Ana Alicia ...  Melissa Agretti Cumson / ... 178 episodes, 1982-1989
Robert Foxworth ...  Chase Gioberti 155 episodes, 1981-1987
William R. Moses ...  Cole Gioberti 140 episodes, 1981-1987
Abby Dalton ...  Julia Cumson / ... 98 episodes, 1981-1986
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maktkamp på Falcon Crest See more »

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Runtime:

(227 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Long before the show started, Jane Wyman had known Lorenzo Lamas since he was a baby, as she was friends with his family and with his parents, Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl. His father worked with her on Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955). See more »

Goofs

When Richard Channing takes control of his fathers newspaper he renames it The New San Francisco Globe. Throughout season 2 some establishing shots of the exterior of the building still show the original "The San Francisco Globe" sign. See more »

Quotes

Angela Channing: [barging into Richard's office] Don't you ever read your rag?
Richard Channing Denault: Don't you ever knock?
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Referenced in Night of 100 Stars II (1985) See more »

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A solid, classic soap opera
5 January 2001 | by jojoflaSee all my reviews

Set in the fictional Tuscany Valley of California, Falcon Crest focused on a large family of wealthy vinyardists, who were either bickering with each other, plotting against each other, and occasionally swapping mates. Legendary film star Jane Wyman played the ambitious matriarch Angela Channing, constantly at loggerheads with her nephew Chase Gioberti (Robert Foxworth), an airline pilot (and ex-Vietnam vet) who returned to Falcon Crest to claim his inheritance following his father's mysterious death. Others in the FC's large cast included Chase's long-suffering wife Maggie (Susan Sullivan), their children Cole (Billy Moses) and Vickie (Jamie Rose, Dana Sparks); Angela's children Emma (Margaret Ladd) and Julia (Abby Dalton), Abby's irresponsible son Lance (Lorenzo Lamas), who married the conniving Melissa (Ana-Alicia), when she was pregnant with Cole's child. A solid soap during its first season, FC got a major boast with the arrival of nefarious Richard Channing (David Selby), who turned out to be related to the Giobertis and would stop at nothing to get his share of Falcon Crest. The first 5-6 seasons of Falcon Crest remain among the best television has ever offered, with terrific acting, strong storylines, suspenseful and unforgettable cliffhangers, and a wonderfully dry wit. Currently, SoapNet runs episodes 3 times daily, Mon-Fri; try to see it if you can, Falcon Crest is an absolute must.


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